- East Asian (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
A Japanese creature that is half man, half shark with green eyes, a beard and black fins. Samebito was exiled form the sea and encountered the Japanese hero Totaro of whom he took refuge in. Totaro gave him food and shelter in a secluded lake. Totaro fell in love with a woman named Tamana. When Tamana’s father heard of this he ordered Totaro to stay away form her unless he paid a price of 10,000 precious stones. Totaro became depressed and Samebito wept for his loss. Samebito’s tears then transformed into precious jewels of which Totaro accumulated 10,000 and gave to Tamana’s father to win back his love.
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